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'''Adam Smith''' (16 June 1723 New Style|NS (5 June 1723 Old Style|OS) – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish economist, philosopher, and author. He was a Ethics|moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy, and was a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment era. He is best known for two classic works: ''The Theory of Moral Sentiments'' (1759), and ''The Wealth of Nations|An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations'' (1776). The latter, usually abbreviated as ''The Wealth of Nations'', is considered his ''Masterpiece|magnum opus'' and the first modern work of economics. Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was one of the first students to benefit from scholarships set up by fellow Scot, John Snell. After graduating, he delivered a successful series of public...
RegionWestern philosophy
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SignatureAdam Smith signature 1783.svg
Birth date16 June 1723 New Style|NS
(5 June 1723 Old Style|OS)
Birth placeKirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1790|07|17|1723|06|16}}
Death placeEdinburgh, Scotland
School traditionClassical economics
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
Balliol College, Oxford
InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow
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